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JAMMU: School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM), University of Jammu on Wednesday commenced a three-day Tourism, Heritage and Culinary fest ‘Rangsutra 2017 – Expressions of Incredible India’.
Rajesh Gupta, MLA Jammu East was the Chief Guest and Celebrity Chef Sanjay Raina and MD Melability, The Flavour of Kashmir were the Guests of Honour for the inaugural ceremony.
The event was attended by the culinary experts from national level institutions, students of various schools, colleges including the MBA (HT) and BBA (HM) students of SHTM.
Rajesh Gupta, in his address, emphasized that there is a strong need for professionals in the hospitality and tourism sector of the State and therefore education in this sector should be promoted at all levels.
Chef Sanjeev Verma, Vice President, Chef Association of Five Rivers (CAFR) was also present.
Prof. Keshav Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs & Dean, Faculty of Business Studies; Prof. Parikshat Singh Manhas, Director, SHTM and Event Coordinator and Prof. Deepak Raj Gupta, the Event Advisor also spoke on the occasion.
Dr. Anil Gupta, Senior Assistant Professor was the Deputy Coordinator and Dr. Suvidha Khanna, Assistant Professor was the Organising Secretary of the event.
Later, during the day a seminar on Sustainability of Food Practices was organized in collaboration with Chef Association of Five Rivers wherein chefs presented their papers discussing the emerging trends. For students two competitive events were also held namely Chajja Sajawat – Where culture meets creativity and Riyasati Zaika – Videshi Banawat Desi Sajawat- A Fusion Cooking Competition.
Pawandeep Singh Mehta from Cashmir Innovative Crafts, Kirpal Singh from Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex and Prof. Parmeshwari Sharma from Department of Hindi, University of Jammu were the adjudicators for the Chajja Sajawat.
While Chef Jaswinder Singh from, UIHMT, Panjab University Chandigarh; Chef Vishwadeep Bali, Chef Himanshu Malik and Dr. Sarika Manahas from Department of Home Science, University of Jammu were the judges for the fusion cooking competition.
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